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Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
quote believed to be located outside the united states." now if the government wants to engage in electronic surveillance targeting a united states person for foreign intelligence purposes, it must go back to the fisa court and it must get a specific order from that court. in an emergency the surveillance can commence before the court order is issued, but the government still must have probable cause to believe that the united states person is an
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
soldiers who served in mexico for the united states died. 78,000 troops serve in mexico. it really had a big impact on people at home. so i really wanted to write a narrative that explored how people in the united states -- how the war impacted them and their families and some of the people that i talk about in this war are abraham lincoln, who makes his first major political speech, one that i found it was quite widely documented and discussed in newspapers. his first major speech in congress is about condemning the war. his first political stand is against the u.s. and mexico war. another person i talk about is john hardin, who some of you may be familiar with. he was part of a very important family in jacksonville. for a period of time, he was the leading whig politician in the state of illinois. not abraham lincoln. he was really under the shadow of john hardin before that happened. they are deeply affected by the u.s. and mexico war. now, let me tell you about the war. like most people come you probably don't know a lot about it. the north american invasion again with presiden
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
time these things that happened. it happened in the united states of america. you have disparate economies in the united states of america that are bound together monetarily. missouri and washington state are as different as germany and greece. what is it that keeps the united states together? you had a great depression here in the 1930's. things were awful. and yet, i do not believe there were any political movements to get rid of the deficit states from the united states, like there are in europe and portugal and spain and everywhere else that happens to be in deficit. the reason is, the federal- state, especially after 1929 plays the role of the regulator of surplus and deficit recycling around the land. let me give you a simple example. we are in seattle. boeing is sponsoring the lectures. when boeing goes to washington to give a contract for the next generation jet or whatever, they may get it. they do get it. but there are some things attached. like for instance, we want a factory that builds the wings are the engines in tennessee or missouri or arizona. in the deficit regi
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
nominations for vice-president of the united states, please signify by saying aye. the ayes have it. the nominations are closed. the balloting will proceed for the vice-president of the united states of america. will the vice presidential please ask the amount. electors, please mark your ballot in writing for vice president, and please do not forget to sign your ballot. will the vice presidential teller please collect the ballots from the electors hammon? >> the electoral votes of north carolina have been passed on this, the 17th day of december, 2012, through the republican electors, and the result is as follows. votes cast in the name of paul ryan. >> thank you. with secretary marshall please bring forth the certificates to vote. each elector or will have to sign six copies. i believe we are going to sign one copy, and if at the end the electors will remain seated, we will sign the other five copies. >> the electors having signed a certificate of the vote, at this point i would like to thank the staff of the state capital, the secretary of state's office, and the north carolina republi
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
our presence. with 60 years of history where the united states has provided a stabilizing role toward economic development, and the fact that most of international trade floats, as the apple noted, is a key part of that. and with a strong interest, not just the asia-pacific region by the international community does. so as we continue to sustain and enhance our presence through a stabilizing function and fun at the end of the day when you have the capacity as a u.s. military to have policy as well. that's a global capability. but that means that they respected the choices that are made by other powers we want to sustain a presence in the asia-pacific. same to is the middle east. as you look at these different areas i think that there are terrific opportunist who engage with china on each of them. and to fundamentally ask the question and try to answer the question secretary clinton and state counselors have been engaging for some time, and that is can we get a better answer than we have had in the past two how a new rise in power comes to the international system. and can we do
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
united states would require the nascent consent? without the advice and consent of the senate, no change could possibly impact united states. >> outhouses the bureaucrats running the program would have clarification word is otherwise vague. the point i am making here is we don't really need to do that when we have her hearing. i understand there's a difference of opinion on this and a lot of motion. i found this morning's roll call magazine, all the people find appeared with the distinguished senator from massachusetts. it doesn't say anything in the articles that certainly attacks the emotions of individuals. so yes, i am not satisfied they would not interfere and do their clarification to change the intent. >> we've taken care of our problem here. >> the mr. president, it's important in this kind of debate as to make a judgment as senators that we base our judgment on facts than on the reality. the senator has suggested he's opposed because he can oppose outside of america. he can't do that because it would require the advice of the senate. secondly, it's a senator aware that senator r
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 12:00pm EST
at the time i do not think there was ever more wicked were then that waged by the united states of mexico. i thought so at the time when i was the dexter, only i had not moral courage enough to resign. during the time of the u.s.-mexico war, i just found this are really moving "which is why it took it for my title. the fact of the matter is grant was not alone in thinking that the u.s. invasion of mexico was somehow wicked. wanted to talk about in this book and tonight is the evolution of the american public during the course of the u.s.-mexico war from being with it -- really enthusiastic and in favor to largely turning against the war. i see the u.s.-mexico war as the moment of america's first antiwar movement actually coming into being. there was anti-war sentiment during the revolution and certainly during the war of 1812, but that sentiment was limited. what you see happen is a consensus across the board. people from different regions of the country, soldiers in the field to officers, politicians, all the signing that a war that was being more less successfully waged in anothe
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
bless the united states of america. >> tomorrow night, watch the farewell speech by republican senator dick lugar and democratic representative lynn woolsey of california. we will also show you a tribute in the u.s. house to outgoing caliber and california members of cameras.. join us at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. later a look at the dodd-frank law and regulations. >> this is c-span3 with politics and public affairs programming throughout the week. and every weekend, 40 hours a people and events ,-com,-com ma telling the american story on american history tv. get schedules in the past programs our website. you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> tomorrow a draft constitution by mohammed morsi. it would expand his constitutional powers. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi. next, we'll talk about developments in the country and security throughout the region with an expert on the muslim brotherhood and a former israeli ambassador to egypt. this is an hour and a half. >> looking at the political competition with the egyptian and the egyptian society,
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 4:14pm EST
. china really believes we ought to be engaged with north korea. united states feels every time we've tried to engage with north korea, they basically turnaround and failed to respond. >> what is the most important thing the chinese leaders want from you every day? >> the want greater cooperation with united states, because the understand how important united states is for their own economy. so much of what they sell and they produce is exported all around the world. they want the u.s. economy to be stronger as quickly as possible, because it means there will be able to continue to export. as much as they're trying to move from an export driven economy to a more domestic consumption based economy, they will still rely heavily on exports. the more americans are working, the more money they have in their pockets, the more they will be shopping in stores, and so much of what they buy is made from many other countries, including china. the healthier the u.s. economy is, the more that china will export. that means jobs for the chinese people. >> when you talk to leaders, how much are they
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00am EST
the united states" and they say the leaders must first face the country's troubling history of drifting further away from its democratic traditions. >> one or both of you talk about the theme of movie and how you came to write it. >> i was invited by petitioner in 1996 to go to a class at american university, teaching oliver stone's america. i went, very impressed with it. the range of the students, and afterwards, at dinner, peter suggested that there was a great story, and the atomic bomb fascinated me because i was been the year after it was dropped, and it controlled new york city, and the center of the world, and my father was a republican and conservative, and he served in world war ii with eisenhower. so the bomb was the umbrella, the mushroom under which i grew, and everything we did was in the shadow of that. so, i was curious about it. the bomb story does have another origin. the 1930s, had written a book about the scientist. but above all he mentioned this figure about henry wallace, and how he could have been president in 1944 but he was bumped by the political boss
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
united states of america isn't a bad word. and when you hear your glass breaking at 3:00 a.m. and you call 911, you won't be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you. so why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president of our country or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? the they're our kids, they're our responsibility, and it's not just our duty to protect them, it's our right to protect them. you know, five years ago after the virginia tech tragedy when i said we should put armed security in every school, the media called me crazy. but what if, what if when adam lanza started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday he'd been confronted by qualified armed security? will you at least admit it's possible that 26 little kids -- that 26 innocent lives might have been spared that day? is it so abhorrent to you that you'd rather continue to risk the alternative? the press and the political class here in washington, d.c., so consumed by fear and
SFGTV2
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locat
WHUT
Dec 31, 2012 8:30am EST
soviet world. >> we have to understand the role that the united states has played since the end of the second world war and still plays today and that is as a provider of security. not only to itself but to lots of nations around the world. and i think that the general global stability that we've enjoyed since the second world war is largely due to america's ability to play that role and that's what the defense budget pays for. (slow instrumental music) >> but the attacks of september 11, 2001 gave rise to a new enemy, islamic terrorism. and military leaders struggled over how to even find this foe, much less fight it. >> all of a sudden these various groups got swept up together in a larger war on terror. and since 9/11 over the past decade we've spent billions of dollars in pursuit of a very difficult goal which is eradicating these small groups that seek to create overreactions on the part of governments. >> one of the reasons we're in so much trouble in afghanistan is because we went well beyond our mission. we accomplished the mission, but we took our eye off the ball when we
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
year of italian culture but transfer that to our country of the united states so i know they're going to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
individuals around the world. aung san suu kyi, on your landmark visit to the united states let me congratulate you on making a tremendous difference in burma and the rest of the world. you are a true inspiration for all of us. as leader of the opposition your responsibilities are significant but in my opinion there's nothing you cannot accomplish. when you address the subcommittee and asia pacific i was overcome with emotion by your resolved and spirit. you asked congress to support myanmar and her people and i am happy to report we have not. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the senator from california, the hon. dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, nancy pelosi, mrs. bush, harry reid, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years i have followed tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988 she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma creating the lead for democracy, elections followed in 1990 when her party won 8
WHUT
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
naidoo of greenpeace international has sent to president obama, as the united states comes under increasing criticism. we will speak to kumi naidoo and samantha smith, as well as a panel of youth climate activists. first, to egypt. >> we hold president morsi and the government completely responsible for the violence happening in egypt today. what is happening at the presidential palace at the moment, the violence, without the protection of the country, is an announcement from the country and president that they do not hold their responsibility to protect the country. >> the egyptian army has deployed tanks outside of the presidential palace in cairo and six people have died in clashes between supporters and opponents of president morsi. we will speak to sharif abdel kouddous. >> this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from doha, qatar. egyptian forces have deployed outside a cairo after violent clashes between pro and anti- government demonstrators left six people dead and more than 400 injured. the violence marked
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
of chemical weapons after the united states and russia. the situation is just one topic being discussed by world leaders and a meeting of the foreign ministers, 40,000 men and women and children have recorded killed in syria during uprising. now, live from washington. are the united states officials commenting that the government has used the chemical weapons? >>reporter: reporters were told they do not have evidence of this but video uploaded by the syrian opposition and impossible to independently verify by fox, claims to show the use of the chemical weapons by assad regime. this fire which allegedly produces toxic smoke began after a tank was unloaded by a syrian jet over rebel-held territory. another video could not be authenticated showed gear confiscate by the opposition. the israeli around to the united states responded that the israelis have intelligence assets monitoring the stockpiles. >> syria has a very varied deep chemical weapons program. it is dispersed geographically. if the weapons were pass into the hands of hezbollah that would be a game changer. >> he said
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
bilateral trade agreements are being negotiated today as we speak here on the floor. the united states is a party to none of them. we are a party to one multilateral trade agreement which i support but we need to get back engaged in bilateral agreements to open markets for our products, our service providers. we have been sittingr hands on the sidelines in an increasingly global and dynamic economy. this is the first administration actually since f.d.r. not to ask for the ability to negotiate trade agreements using expedited procedures. and this is something unique, trade promotion authority in order to negotiate agreements. this administration has yet to even ask for it over the last four years. last year we finally passed the korea, panama and colombia export agreements. hopefully our bipartisan actions today to boost exports to russia will signal a new chapter, for us to engage as a congress and with the administration in a much more ambitious and proactive trade policy. i'm pleased this bipartisan bill received such broad support from republicans and democrats in the house, getting 36
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am EST
by the united states and mexico. so at the time when as a youngster, only he had not wrote urging us to resign and grant during the time that the u.s.-mexico war was a young lieutenant. i found this a really moving quotes so he took it from a typo. the fact is grant was not allowed in thinking the u.s. invasion of mexico was somehow wicked. one thing i talk about in this book and tonight is the evolution of the american public during the course of u.s.-mexico war, which is not about word by any means from being really the csh to largely turning against the war. i see the u.s.-mexico war as a moment of america's first antiwar movement coming into being. so there's antiwar sentiment during the revolution and certainly during the war of 1812. that sentiment was limited. but gc happened in 1847 is a consensus across the board. people across the country can soldiers in the field, officers, politicians, all decided that a war was the successful invasion of their country was wrong in protesting the war. so this is an interesting moment in american history and it takes place and they were
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
the united states senate would 46 honorary degrees from 15 states in the district of columbia. it now, following these most impressive academic achievements , the senators spent several years in the united states navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence prefer for admiral burke, chief of naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke chose the best person they could for that particular job. .. i was working full-time and attending indiana law school at night and that didn't leave much time for marcia in to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis. but frankly, they were very few to enjoy that particular time. it was then that her newly elect a mayor began a remarkable transformation of indianapolis into it now has become one of the most attract david livable cities in america. as mayor, dick lugar worked carefully with the indiana general assembly, then governor would come to extend the boundaries of the city and merge indianapolis and marion county to provide common essential service is more efficiently, a concept that called unit of. unit of wasn't without conversely because
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
, was the major industrial city of the united states. all of these industries used water from this system. and it served as a prototype for many american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoirs, wh
LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
afghanistan and the united states want to have, which is to create a public opinion that all afghans are like this, and everybody wants to be doing this. that is not the case. i think this is perpetrated to affect the will of the united states for the pressures of public opinion so they will quit afghanistan. and afghanistan and the ninth of states embarked on a journey we cannot quit because of these pressures. these tragedies cannot be ignored, cannot be shoved aside, yet we have to keep everything in perspective. these perspectives have not been explained to the public and afghanistan by the afghan government and the united states by the united states government adequately. >> it comes just weeks before president obama is expected to decide how many of the more than 60,000 u.s. forces will leave here next year. what do you think these insider attacks do as decisions are made about the future of afghanistan? >> those who want to create these situations, but these behind them and encouraging it, they would be happy to have the united states on their own soil. their goal is t
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 4:35am EST
. . the fact that you identified a small number of who have actually come to the united states and have been investigated and concluded to have participated in a potential terrorist activity is noteworthy. it is quite small. my closing question for you is -- we on this committee have never ceased to be -- i should not say appreciative -- but caucus and of the extent to which al qaeda and others constantly probing and look for opportunities to exploit our system and to introduce acts of terror, not just against our interests in parts of the country, but principally within the united states of america. to what extent can we feel comforted that al qaeda is not looking at this program as a backdoor way to work with somebody to get them in here into our country to plant them -- is this the way around the traditional way of getting into the united states as one would with a visa or otherwise? >> i would note in agreement with you that al qaeda and its affiliates have been -- they have been looking for? in the screening procedures, trying to get individuals into the united states. that is
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
peter kuznick discussed "the untold story of the united states," a companion book to their documentary series. in it they argue that u.s. leaders must chart a course for the future by first facing what they call the country's troubling history of drifting further away from its democratic traditions. >> host: hello peter and oliver. i've taught with peter at american university. let me start by having both of you talk about the theme of this and how you wrote it? >> guest: i was invited in 1996 to go to this class at american university researching oliver storms america and one of the classes i was very popular. i went very impressed with it and the range of students and afterwards peter suggested that there was a great story about the atomic him in the atomic bomb always fascinated me because i was born the year after it was dropped and it was in new york city, the center of the world and my father was republican and a conservative. he served in world war ii as eisenhower said the bomb was the umbrella, the mushroom under which it grew and anything we did was in the shadow of that. so
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 1:00am EST
the emancipation in the united states, and the notion of sectionalism between freedom and slavery that organizes our understanding of american political history so i end up arguing in one of the essays of the book that slavery is national, that slaves -- communities of run away slaves should be understood as what we call maroons, fugitive slave communities, and that the links between people of african dissent in what we call the northern states and slaves in the southern states are important circuits of communication activity that we should pay more attention to. >> host: what were the primary documents you used to research your book? >> guest: well, i was using a lot of different things. i was using narratives that were written by slaves who, so-called ran away to freedom, and one of the things that struck me is that although we tend to think about the mason dixon line and the ohio river and once you got to the other side, you were free, and i tended to focus on the first half of the nationtives, the experience of enslavement in the south, that when you got to the other side, a v
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm EST
recent presidential election in the united states. there were people people saying it's not this person. tim pawlenty drops off and michele bachmann drops off and left with a last person standing. it's not about picking a winner. it's picking losers. this is not the person. this is not the person. finally you get the last person standing. >> host: process of e elimination. >> which is consistent in whatever organization it is. i think it is in a sense is a simplified version of reality. i think you used a theory. theory start with simple and you make them more complex. if you take ge famous for the way it chooses lards. ge we always tell our students it's a company that works at practice but not in theory. it doesn't seem to do any of the things we say it should do. it's incredible profitable. if you have to pick them it's good at picking leaders. it's good at developing managers and picking the right people. ge spends twenty years selecting among the organization and slowly promoting them over and over and over again. and so the end of the day, twenty years, so you to work your
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
arguing that there is no such thing as a debt crisis. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. the farmer comes out and looks up at the balloon and one of the balloonists says, excuse me, sir, where are we? and the farmer says, you are in a balloon. the balloonist says, he must be an economist. precisely accurate, and hopelessly useless. [laughter] we have a doctor here amongst us. imagine if you had a terrible case of a cancer patient in acute pain, and your diagnosis was, the person is experiencing a pain crisis. it wouldn't be useful. debt is a symptom of 2008, to be precise. it is what happens when a financial implosion begins on wall street, and then all sorts of dark forces break out, break loose, and they start dismantling the economic and social fabri
WHUT
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
united states and other wealthy nations of not pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions enough and failing to pay poorer nations for loss and damage from weather events caused by climate change. the director of the third world network. >> it seems the developed countries are not doing what they should do. the commitments that they have put on the table, cutting emissions of greenhouse gases under the kyoto protocol, is very low. it is very important that the data states is not part of the protocol, and worse, we have more concretely in the second commitment period. >> i had a chance to question the chief u.s. climate negotiator jonathan pershing. >> civil society groups are extremely frustrated here. president obama, in his first speech after elected, said that he didn't want our children to live in an america that is threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet. yesterday, a number of civil society groups held a news conference and they said -- greenpeace said that tod stern and got the pershing have come to doha with a goal of obstructing the process. he said that it w
FOX News
Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
we have any kind of solution the immigration problem in the united states, she and her colleagues are going to say it's not good enough because it's not comprehensive. and in other words what she is going to tell you is that she just wants a political tool so she can attack republicans for the next few years. >> congressman lab door, don't you agree that unless the republican party can, to use the acronym from your bill, can stem the erosion of latino support. there may never be another republican president. >> if agree with that, actually, geraldo. that's why i have been a leading voice in my party, talking about what we need to do here in washington, dc on the immigration. i think we need a knew rhetoric and new policies that actually solve the problem at immigration. no republican needs to fool themselves. we need to solve the immigration problem so latinos can agree with us on other issues. >> latino families are no different than other american families. we first and foremost care about our families that's why the comprehensive immigration reform is so important. it's just no
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
practice a ballistic missile with the potential to hit the united states and this could present a step forward for the rogue nation after the lit off in april failed. state run television released this video claiming the residents celebrated the launch by cheering and hugging in the secret in a nation where millions of the citizens are actually starving. according to south korean estimates, north korea spent $1 billion on the rocket program in 2012 alone enough money to feed the entire nation to more than a year. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. what do we know? >>reporter: according to the north american airspace defense command the first stage of the stage three rocket fell into the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage traveled further before falling into the philippine sea. the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object in orbit and the north koreans say it was a satellite and norad claimed it was successful but added at in time was the missile or debris a threat to north america. not yet. >>shepard: did the north koreans get help? >>reporter: the north kore
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
dropped permanently and lucas raised the question whether the united states itself was on this lower, long-term growth path. that's the question. >> so, jason, what's-- where do we go from here? particularly if you're conservative, what are your-- where does the comeback begin? does it begin in somehow accommodating the middle and saying, look, it's a progressive year and we've got to be a little less progressive and a bill more efficient in terms of administration or do you put both colors out there as an alternative? >> i think it starts with the g.o.p. expanding its current coalition and i think that hispanic voters are one way to go. you have to remember, just eight years ago, 44% of the hispanics voted for the republican presidential candidate and four years ago, 31% and this years 27%, this is a swing voting block and republicans need to go after it. and you know, paul, i consider recognition of a problem to be progress itself and maybe the g.o.p. is finally going to reach some-- come to grips with the demographic reality? >> yeah, i think so. and dan, what about this idea of y
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
do to keep afghanistan from becoming endangered of the united states -- a danger to the united states? the way it is most likely to become a danger to the united states i think is through its influence on pakistan. which to me is the most dangerous place in the world. and i don't think that trying to stabilize the afghan situation by building up troop levels there that can make it a really stable country is going to work. >> so what's a right approach then to make sure that pakistan doesn't become -- >> well, that's -- that's a very difficult problem. because the pakistanis don't trust us. and yet, we depend upon the pakistani government to keep control of its nuclear weapons. the right combination of satisfying pakistan and pushing pakistan to -- not to become a radical islamic state is going to be difficult. but i think that keeping afghanistan from destabilizing pakistan is a very important thing. >> you talked about a nuclear arms state. iran, the united states, and the world community has been pressuring iran to not go nuclear or not develop nuclear weapons. it appears tha
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
devastating impact on the united states because we still get a large part of our energy from the region. i traveled to azerbaijan an armenian in early september. and i also stopped in georgia and met with the president. when i talked to these leaders, iran was one of the things that came up at the very beginning, because they'll feel the influence and the aggressive attitude underneath cover so to speak of iran. in particular, i think azerbaijan feels a great deal of concern, and when i talked to the president, members of parliament and others, it was readily apparent to me that they thought that there ought to be closer ties between azerbaijan and the united states, and georgia, and hopefully armenia. because iran is really trying to destabilize or undermine those governments are we believe that is their long-term goal. iran has been involved in terrorism as we know for some time. it's partly unique in that area. we have seen the i-beam regime operating through organizations such as republican guard and employ such tactics around the globe including right here in washington, d.c. howev
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
is the case what does this mean for how we should understand emancipation in the united states and the notion of sectionalism between freedom and slavery that organizes our understanding of american political history. so i've been arguing one of the essays in the look that slavery is national, and the communities of run away slaves should be understood by what we call marroons and people of dissent and what we call the northern states and the slaves and the southern states are important circuits of communication and activity that we should pay more attention to. >> what were the primary documents used to researcher box? >> i was using a lot of different things. i was using narrative's that were written by the slaves that ran away to freedom, and one of the things that struck me is that although we tend to think about the fly or the ohio victory as the great divide and once you got to the of the site you were so-called free, and like myself it intended in our work to focus on the first half of the narrative which is the enslavement in the south. but when you got to the other side th
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
, i drink of lot of frappicinos, are all made, for the most part in the united states. when i realized that, i realized why i paid four bucks for the frappicinos. i talked to jodi berg, a brilliant woman, about why is it you're able to make blenders in the united states and sell them to the specialty coffee shops? jodi explained that the specialty coffee shops have very specified requirements for what nay want out much their blenders. one, they don't want any noise. why? because you go to a barnes and folk -- barnes & noble, and there's a star bucks there, and if the blenders make noise, you don't linger there and go into the store, so they want to make sure there's absolutely no noise in the blender. secondly, for those of you who enjoy frappicinos, you know, you don't want ice chips in there. they have to ensure the blenders crush the ice chips properly, and so what joy di was able to do was work for the specialty coffee shops on the design of the blenders that they wanted. that is a very difficult process to outsource. i mean, you can imagine if you were in china or in braz
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
christians in the united states, christians love jesus but so do buddhists and jews and hindus and people without any religion whatsoever. >> the jesus image is multiadaptble because we are a 3489 religious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put je'us on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without any at all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson become consumed with revising the bible by omitting a lot of it in his own text of the bible as you began your book 'ith? >> well, presumably it's not because he didn't have anything else to do, i mean, he was a pretty busy guy in the white house but he ordered a couple books from england, a couple bibles and he sat there in the white house and he cut and paed a took out the miracles and took out the resurrection. heelieved jesus was a good guy, he believed he was one of the most important philosophers ever but he didn't like christianity and he was able to separate out christianity from jesus,
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence as first reported by nbc news indicates that syria's military has loaded the precursor bombs, even a tiny bomb can attack the nervous system, killing within seconds or minutes, most of syria's sophisticated weapons including the planes that would drop the chemicals weapons are from russia, syria's most powerful ally. but today, they were so alarmed about the chemical threat, they met with hillary clinton to talk about a possible future for syria without assad. >> we have been trying hard to work with russia to stop the bloodshed, and start a transition towards a post-assad future. but the russians insisted no pictures could be taken show low them discussing assad critics want the administration to >> reporter: the u.s. critics want the administration to consider military options. >> we do know absolutely that these weapons have been readied for use by bashar al-assad's aircraft. again, i urge, we urge the president of the united states to make whatever military preparati
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
. again, i urge, we urge the president of the united states to make whatever military preparations are necessary. >> reporter: another military imperative, securing the weapons if assad loses control. >> it is absolutely important that terrorist groups not obtain possession of those weapons, and then try to use them against any other country or any other group within syria. >> reporter: there are military operations, but privately, the u.s. military officials concede that the pre-emptive strike could be risky and could even spread the deadly sarin gas, if he were to launch the weapons, an attack could be likely against him and his officials. >> andrea mitchell, thank you, here we go in egypt, where the new president who replaced the old president, hosni mubarak, after he was deposed, tried to tamp down the situation, it apparently didn't work, the desperaters set fire to his muslim brotherhood supporters, angry at what they called the power grab. this week, the fighting outside the palace in cairo left six dead, over several hundred injuries, and in an address tonight, morsy only sligh
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
made before the deadline. so at this point is there any chance the united states can avoid taking a fiscal cliff dive? joining me for more is republican senator john hoeven of north dakota. and very simply, sir, we appreciate you being here but is harry reid right? are we going off the cliff? >> well, adam i hope he is not right. at this point president obama indicated he is going to call and talk to our leader, mitch mcconnell, senator mcconnell and make a proposal. we're very interested to see what that proposal is. we put revenues on the table. there needs to be some savings. and i believe we can get a deal so let's go. adam: what will the do look like? the president at one point actually upped what he was willing to tax. he wants taxes. originally saying on incomes of 250,000 and up. then he went to 400,000. what kind of compromise do we need from both side to get a deal done so that i don't have to keep boring people with this term fiscal cliff? >> right. to really get the deal done right you need about 4 troll trillion to get us back on track. that means pro-growth tax reform,
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm EST
united states to siring to push back soviet influence. libya was desperately pleading for u.s. attention back in, for eight tickets of to get to the list and on its own feet. this was before the discovery of oil. the u.s. kind of took, welcome here not as important as egypt, for example. we will think about that. the result was that the prime minister at the time basically devised the plan to court the soviets and see if he can grab the attention. the next major event was libyas and the successful bid of qaddafi said change the way the oil pricing was conducted by squeezing the independent oil companies occidental petroleum first and foremost in to changing the system whereby there would be a 5050 split and basically controlling interest by u.s. oil companies and libyan oil. and that is the consequence of that which has come through to this day in terms of increasing the power of nickel states, saudi arabia in particular. so libya and fast forward to the arabs bring, you know, very important point is that the deal became a sort of, you know, obama in 20002-9 delivered his famo
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:00pm EST
that the united states is primarily to blame, that stalin and the soviets would have been open to a new welcoming continuation of the wartime alliance between the two countries, but it was the american actions primarily. some allies, the british for example, which leader of a wanted gold for. is that an adequate portrayal? >> guest: i would say that's accurate. we certainly don't consider the stalin to be blameless in all of this and we certainly don't downplay the brutality or the terrible things that were done in the name of the soviet union under the leadership. i think it's important to factor in, but look at the broad sweep of the history of the relationship with the soviet union beginning in 1917 and 1918 when the first sent the troops into the soviet union as part of a broad counterrevolutionary force led by the british and then the united states refusal to recognize the soviet union until 1933 under roosevelt, and then during the 30's the soviet union was pushing very hard for international consensus and trying to stop hitler and they were leading the antifascist force globa
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